Exhibitions

The Millennium Public Art Gallery presents a programme of regularly changing, curated art exhibitions and events. The exhibitions and programmes feature New Zealand and international artists in both nationally touring and locally curated exhibitions.  Many exhibitions are based on works in the Gallery's permanent collection.  Community-focused exhibitions are developed in conjunction with other local events and organisations, and present the work of Marlborough artists, iwi and school children. These art projects take place both at the Gallery and in other locations.

Art displayed at the Gallery ranges from paintings, photography and sculpture to a variety of forms of applied arts and craft.  Exhibitions are accompanied by public programmes such as artist and curator talks and educational workshops and school holiday events.

The Gallery is also a popular venue for arts sector, community and business events.

A not for profit organisation, governed by a Charitable Trust and professionally managed, the Gallery's operation is supported by an extensive network of volunteers. The Gallery is partly funded by the Marlborough District Council and to generate additional funds to support the Gallery's programmes; annual fundraising events are held and books, cards, local art and jewellery are available to purchase in the gallery shop.

 

Current Exhibitions

Nigel Brown – I AM / WE ARE / 22 September - 28 October 2018

Current Exhibitions

Nigel Brown – I AM / WE ARE / 22 September - 28 October 2018

Upcoming Exhibitions

2018 Adam Portraiture Award Touring Selection / 19 December 2018 through January 2019

Botanical Art Worldwide Ngāi Tipu Taketake – Indigenous Flora / 3 November - 9 December 2018

Celina Ballantine Sea Pattern – Centrifugal Night

Past Exhibitions

New Perspectives on Landscape / 11 August - 16 September 2018

Remembering the Kurahaupo Settlement / 28 June - 5 August 2018

Folio - Marlborough Youth Art 2018 / 12 May - 20 June 2018

Meredith Marsone: Arbitrary Dreams / 12 May - 17 June 2018

Kiwi in the Kitchen / 24 March - 6 May 2018

JS Parker: The Poetry of Surfaces / 9 December 2017 - 11 March 2018

Shades of Nature / 14 October - 3 December 2017

Nicolas Dillon: Observing Nature - the touring version / 14 October - 10 December 2017

47⁰ South - Rakiura - Five Artists on Stewart Island / 16 August - 1 October 2017

Picture This! / 1 July - 13 August 2017

Public and Private: Photographs of People / 1 July - 1 October 2017

Disenchanted Prophets / 13 May - 25 June 2017

Black & White / 25 March - 25 June 2017

Above the Long White Cloud: Whites Aviation / 25 March - 7 May 2017

Farewell Zealandia: Forgotten Kiwi Songs of WW1 / 3 February - 19 March 2017

Knox & Tannock / Digital Undergrowth and the Auction of Acceptance / 3 February - 19 March 2017

Collection / 24 September - 11 December 2016

James Robinson - Strange Attractor / 24 September - 24 October 2016

Consider + Create + Collect / 28 October - 11 December 2016

Painted Stories 2016 Exhibition / 25 June - 31 July 2016

Sheyne Tuffery - Paper Architecture / 25 June - 31 July 2016

Euan Macleod – Painter / 6 August – 18 September 2016

Adam Portraiture Award Touring Exhibition / 19 December 2016 - 29 January 2017

When the Lighthouse Fails - Craig Bluett & Wendy Murphy / 7 May - 19 June 2016

Stanley Palmer: Shall Be My Bother: Gallipoli Remembered / 7 May - 19 June 2016

The Marlborough Express - A Journey through Time: / 24 March – 1 May 2016

Selling the Dream - The Art of Early New Zealand Tourism / 7 February - 20 March 2016

Our Land / 18 December 2015 - 31 January 2016

Lisa Chandler, China Dream / 18 December 2015 - 31 January 2016

Flora & Fauna 2015 / 25 October - 6 December 2015

Nicolas Dillon - Observing Nature / 25 October - 6 December 2015

Barry Cleavin: The Exact Enigma / 12 September - 18 October 2015

Wicked Stitch - Val Griffith Jones / 12 September - 18 October 2015

Kerry Hines - Young Country / 1 August - 6 September 2015

Brian Brake: Lens on China and Japan / 1 August - 6 September 2015

Painted Stories - Joy Cowley, Gecko Press / 20 June - 27 July 2015

Collection / 2 May - 26 July 2015

Joanna Zellmer - forged / 2 May - 14 June 2015

New Urban Realists - Ruth Cleland, Gary McMillan, David Woodings / 21 March - 27 April 2015

Sara Scott - Full Circle / 21 March - 27 April 2015

Adam Portraiture Awards Touring Exhibition / 31 January - 15 March 2015

Kermadec - Lines in the Ocean / 6 December 2014 - January 2015

This Painter's Song - J.S. Parker / 25 October - 30 November 2014

Canterbury Plains Florilegium Exhibition / 25 October to 30 November 2014

Sounds Like Us / 13 September - 19 October 2014

Whakawhiti Aria Transmission / 2 August - 7 September 2014

Light Side Dark Side / 21 June – 27 July 2014

Serious Fun, The Art of Picture Books / 21 June – 27 July 2014

Speed & Colour, British linocuts from the 1920s and 30s / 10 May - 15 June 2014

Another View - Millennium Public Art Gallery Collection / 29 March - 15 June 2014

The ND5 Group, At the Edge of the Light / 22 March - 4 May 2014

Brian Badcock, Marlborough Plein Air Painter / 1 February - 16 March 2014

Art + Wine + Festival / 1 February - 16 March 2014

Joanna Dudson Scott, Passages / 7 December 2013 - 26 January 2014

Gavin Chilcott, The Portmanteau Years / 26 October - 1 December 2013

Places, N Z Printmakers / 26 October - 1 December 2013

Now & Then, four decades of N Z fine art photography / 3 August - 8 September 2013

Toi Ora, Marlborough Youth Art Exhibition / 22 June - 28 July 2013

Negotiating this World / 3 May - 16 June 2013

Kobi Bosshard, Objectspace Masters of Craft Series / 3 May - 16 June 2013

Jim Tannock, Omaka Wow Wow (The Battle of Cook Strait) / 23 March - 4 May 2013

Mary Macpherson, Old New World / 23 March - 4 May 2013

New Zealand Art Icons from the Stevenson Collection / 2 February - 17 March 2013

All Woman, Bev Short / 2 February - 17 March 2013

2012 Adam Portraiture Award / 15 December 2012 - 27 January 2013

Steven la Plante, Monuments / 5 November - 4 December 2012

Joanna Fieldes & Fran Maguire, Claim to Clay II / 5 November - 4 December 2012

Simon Edwards, Mountain Pass / 3 November - 9 December 2012

Jo Ogier, Woodcuts and Drawings / 3 November - 9 December 2012

Three - Green, Maguire, Schotanus / 15 September - 29 October 2012

Mirek Smisek, 60 years 60 pots / 15 September - 29 October 2012

People, Places & Things / 4 August - 9 September 2012

Marian Maguire - Titokowaru's Dilemna / 23 June - 29 July 2012

Taking a View - collection exhibition / 23 June - 29 July 2012

Don Binney, Ocean's Edge / 5 May - 17 June 2012

The Stevenson Collection, Contemporary NZ Paintings / 5 May - 17 June 2012

Creative Fibre, National Exhibition / 24 March - 29 April 2012

Janet Perrior, Outside The Box / 24 March - 29 April 2012

Face Value / 4 February - 18 March 2012

Wairua, Tikanga Maori in NZ Children's Books / 4 February - 18 March 2012

Blast! - Pat Hanly, the Painter and his Protests / 10 December 2011 - January 2012

Art Marlborough, Toi Wairau / 8 September - 30 October 2011

Graham Percy, The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy / 22 July - 28 August 2011

Impressions, Marlborough Youth Art 2011 / 18 June - 17 July 2011

Local Figures, portraits and figurative works / 18 June - 17 July 2011

From Land and Sea / 7 May - 12 June 2011

Sir Mountford T Woollaston KB, Woollaston 101 / 19 March - 1 May 2011

The Silver Page, NZ Picture Book Icons / 5 February - 13 March 2011

A New Page, New Illustrators / 5 February - 13 March 2011

Adam Portraiture Awards Exhibition 2010 / 19 December 2010 - 30 January 2011

Jim Tannock, Bogan Honesty / 13 November - 12 December 2010

NZ Jewellers - Jason Hall, Alan Preston, Lisa Walker / 13 November - 12 December 2010

Flora & Fauna / 9 October - 7 November 2010

Earthwaulks, Aotearoa Felters / 28 August - 3 October 2010

Frank Barnes, A Shepherd and his Ships / 28 August - 3 October 2010

Peter Bush - Hard on the Heels: Peter Bush Capturing the All Blacks / 17 July - 22 August 2010

Impressions - Marlborough Youth Art 2010 / 5 June - 11 July 2010

Marlborough Children as Artists Exhibition / 5 June - 11 July 2010

Province / 1 May - 30 May 2010

Harvest (Judd, Tannock, Vickers) / 19 March - 25 April 2010

Nigel Buxton - Appropriation and Interference / 19 March - 25 April 2010

Michael Hight - Recent Paintings / 6 February - 14 March 2010

Off The Page! / 6 February - 14 March 2010

J.S. Parker, Plain Song / 20 November 2009 - 4 February 2010

Inge Doesburg, Chatham Islands / 10 October - 8 November 2009

Garden Objets d'Art, Hunter's Garden Marlborough 2009 Auction / 10 October - 8 November 2009

Fran Maguire, Morphing / 5 September - 4 October 2009

MUKA Youth Prints / 21 September 2009

Ans Westra, The Crescent Moon / 5 September - 4 October 2009

Diaspora - Six contemporary N Z Artists / 1 August - 30 August 2009

Niki Hastings-McFall, Polynisation / 13 June - 26 July 2009

Light & Space, group exhibition / 12 June - 16 July 2009

Marlborough Children as Artists / 13 May - 8 June 2009

Auction exhibition - Art, Wine & Things /2 - 9 May 2009

Impressions, Marlborough Youth Art 2009 / 2 May - 8 June 2009

Our Stories / 28 March - 26 April 2009

Looking Down The Barrel - wine industry portraits / 7 February - 22 March 2009

Rudolf Boelee - Exiles / 20 December 2008 - 1 February 2009

Lucien Rizos - New Zealand Photographs 1979-1981 / 20 December 2008 - 1 February 2009

Marian Maguire, The Labours of Herakles / 15 November - 14 December 2008

Hamish Tocher, Unknown Renaissance Portraits / 15 November - 14 December 2008

Clarry Neame, Getting to the point: a survey of paintings / 11 October - 9 November 2008